On the relation between rhythm complexity measures and human rhythmic performance

Eric Thul, Godfried Toussaint

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    Abstract

    Six measures of musical rhythm complexity were compared experimentally to human difficulty of performance (performance complexity) using two data, sets of rhythms, via phy-logenetic trees of the rank-correlation coefficient matrices obtained from rankings of the rhythms according to the complexity measures. The results suggest the hypothesis that measures of rhythmic syncopation that are based on a weighted metrical hierarchy, are better predictors of human performance difficulty than measures based on cognitive complexity, weighted distances from onsets to beats, or mathematical irregularity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08
    Pages199-204
    Number of pages6
    Volume273
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 8 2008
    Event2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08 - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Duration: May 12 2008May 13 2008

    Other

    Other2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08
    CountryCanada
    CityMontreal, QC
    Period5/12/085/13/08

    Keywords

    • Experimentation
    • Measurement
    • Performance
    • Verification

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction

    Cite this

    Thul, E., & Toussaint, G. (2008). On the relation between rhythm complexity measures and human rhythmic performance. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08 (Vol. 273, pp. 199-204). [1370289] https://doi.org/10.1145/1370256.1370289

    On the relation between rhythm complexity measures and human rhythmic performance. / Thul, Eric; Toussaint, Godfried.

    ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08. Vol. 273 2008. p. 199-204 1370289.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Thul, E & Toussaint, G 2008, On the relation between rhythm complexity measures and human rhythmic performance. in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08. vol. 273, 1370289, pp. 199-204, 2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08, Montreal, QC, Canada, 5/12/08. https://doi.org/10.1145/1370256.1370289
    Thul E, Toussaint G. On the relation between rhythm complexity measures and human rhythmic performance. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08. Vol. 273. 2008. p. 199-204. 1370289 https://doi.org/10.1145/1370256.1370289
    Thul, Eric ; Toussaint, Godfried. / On the relation between rhythm complexity measures and human rhythmic performance. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - Proceedings of the 2008 C3S2E Conference, C3S2E'08. Vol. 273 2008. pp. 199-204
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